Comoros national football team

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Comoros
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Coelacantes
Association Fédération Comorienne de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coach Amir Abdou
Captain Nadjim Abdou
Top scorer Youssouf M'Changama (5)
Home stadium Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh
FIFA code COM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 149 Steady (16 August 2018)
Highest 127 (October 2017)
Lowest 207 (December 2006)
Elo ranking
Current 186 Steady (10 September 2018)
Highest 184 (24 March 2017)
Lowest 208 (September 2003)
First international
 Mauritius 3–0 Comoros Comoros
(Réunion; August 26, 1979)
Biggest win
Comoros Comoros 4–2 Djibouti 
(Sana'a, Yemen; December 17, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Mauritius 6–1 Comoros Comoros
(Réunion; August 31, 1979)
 Madagascar 5–0 Comoros Comoros
(Seychelles; August 20, 1993)
 Mauritius 5–0 Comoros Comoros
(Mauritius; September 4, 2003)

The Comoros national football team is the national football team of Comoros, which is controlled by the Fédération Comorienne de Football.[1] It was formed in 1979, joined the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2003, and became a FIFA member in 2005.

History[edit]

Comoros played their first matches in the 1979 Indian Ocean Island Games. Those were the only games they played until qualification for the 2009 Arab Nations Cup in 2006. Those two matches were their first two matches with full FIFA recognition, and included a 4–2 victory over Djibouti, which is considered the largest win in the Comorian team's history. In 2007, Comoros first entered qualification for the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations for the 2010 tournaments, but lost in the preliminary round 2–10 on aggregate to Madagascar.

Comoros only plays in a few tournaments, including the Indian Ocean Island Games since 1979, in all eight times; the COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2008 and 2009; and the Arab Nations Cup only in 2009. There has not been an Arab Nations Cup since.

Competition records[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Recent results[edit]

2011 Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Seychelles 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Mauritius 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Comoros 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
 Maldives 3 0 2 1 4 8 −4 2

2012 African Cup of Nations (Qualification)[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 13
 Libya 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12
 Mozambique 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7
 Comoros 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1

Head-to-Head Records against other countries[edit]

As of September 4, 2011

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential
 Botswana 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Djibouti 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Lesotho 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Libya 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3
 Madagascar 6 0 0 6 2 22 −20
 Malawi 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Maldives 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1
 Mauritius 6 0 0 6 1 20 −19
 Mozambique 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5
 Namibia 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Réunion 6 1 1 4 3 13 −10
 Seychelles 5 1 1 3 3 9 −6
 Swaziland 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Zambia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
14 Countries 40 4 6 30 21 96 −75

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifyier against Cameroon on 8 September 2018.[2]
Caps and goals updated as of 24 March 2018, after the game against Kenya.[3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Ali Ahamada (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 27) 12 0 Free agent
1 1GK Salimo Velonjara (1988-11-10) 10 November 1988 (age 29) 5 0 Comoros Volcan Club
16 1GK Fahardine Hassani (1993-11-07) 7 November 1993 (age 24) 2 0 France Bourgoin-Jallieu

6 2DF Nadjim Abdou (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 34) 20 0 France Martigues
3 2DF Chaker Alhadhur (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 26) 18 1 France Caen
27 2DF Kassim Abdallah (1987-04-09) 9 April 1987 (age 31) 16 0 Free agent
2DF Faouz Faidine Attoumane (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 24) 13 0 Comoros Élan Club
15 2DF Benjaloud Youssouf (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 24) 11 1 France Auxerre
2DF Habib Youssouf (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 20) 5 0 Comoros Volcan Club
2 2DF Abdallah Imamo (1993-04-19) 19 April 1993 (age 25) 1 0 France Selongey
25 2DF Camal Youssoufa (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 23) 5 0 France Amiens AC

10 3MF Youssouf M'Changama (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 28) 25 5 France Grenoble
8 3MF Fouad Bachirou (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 28) 14 0 Sweden Malmö
3MF Fasoiha Goula Soilihi (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 27) 8 0 Comoros Zilimadjou
3MF Ali Andhumdine Simba (1993-12-26) 26 December 1993 (age 24) 6 0 Comoros Volcan Club
13 3MF Rafidine Abdullah (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren
18 3MF Aadil Assana (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 (age 25) 1 0 France Marignane Gignac

14 4FW Ali M'Madi (1990-04-21) 21 April 1990 (age 28) 14 0 France FC Villefranche
11 4FW Djamel Bakar (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 29) 13 2 Free agent
31 4FW El Fardou Ben Nabouhane (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 29) 12 4 Serbia Red Star Belgrade
17 4FW Nasser Chamed (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 24) 12 0 Romania Gaz Metan Mediaș
22 4FW Saïd Bakari (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 23) 5 0 Netherlands Waalwijk
4FW Nabil Ali M'Changama (1996-09-23) 23 September 1996 (age 21) Comoros Volcan Club
7 4FW Faïz Selemani (1993-11-14) 14 November 1993 (age 24) 1 0 France Lorient

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Salim Ben Boina (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 27) 9 0 France Athlético Marseille v.  Kenya, 24 March 2018

DF Kassim M'Dahoma (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 21) 1 0 France Boulogne v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018 PRE
DF Ahmed Soilihi (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 22) 2 0 France Athlético Marseille v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018 PRE
DF Abdallah Ali Mohamed (1999-04-11) 11 April 1999 (age 19) 2 0 France Olympique de Marseille B v.  Mauritania, 6 October 2017

MF Ancoub Mze Ali (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 22) 7 0 France Nice B v.  Kenya, 24 March 2018
MF Halifa Soulé (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 27) 10 0 Cyprus Ayia Napa v.  Kenya, 24 March 2018
MF Omar M'Dahoma (1987-09-10) 10 September 1987 (age 31) 4 0 France Aubagne v.  Kenya, 24 March 2018
MF Nakibou Aboubakari (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 25) 2 0 France Guingamp B v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018 PRE

FW Mohamed Youssouf (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 30) 20 1 France Ajaccio v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018 INJ
FW Nordine Ibouroi (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 20) 2 0 France Auxerre v.  Kenya, 24 March 2018
FW Mohamed M'Changama (1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 31) 16 2 France Annecy v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018 PRE

INJ = Withdrew from this squad due to injury
SUS = Serving suspension
PRE = Preliminary squad / standby
RET = Retired from international football

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vickers, Steve (2009-10-24). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Comoros make steps forward". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  2. ^ "La liste" (in French). Comoros Football Federation on Facebook. Retrieved 27 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Comoros Team 2018". national-football-teams.com. National Football Teams. 

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